There are many reasons that you should consider bank repos if you are looking for a home to purchase. These reasons include the lower price, the lower down payment, and a great starter home.
Bank repos are set to sell. The banks own them and they have to get rid of them. Right now with the economy crash the banks own so many homes and they have to unload them. Homes look very bad for the financial institutions because their business is money, not real estate. They are more than willing to negotiate prices with you to get rid of a home as fast as they can. The homes are already priced well below the market value but you can negotiate the prices even lower. Some people have found they can purchase a foreclosed home from a financial institution as low as 40% off the already listed price.
When you purchase bank repos you have to come down with 20% of the home loan. The great thing is that this amount is still substantially lower than what you would have to pay for a home at the market price. This means that you will have more money in your pocket when you move into the house to make any necessary repairs or changes to the home that you would like to.
Bank repos are the best starter homes because they are priced so low. They get you started with a monthly payment and as you get used to the payment then you may be able to move up. Most people purchase foreclosures and fix them up over the years. They find that after several years and the market goes up their home is worth almost double. Because homes are priced so incredibly low today this is almost a guarantee a few years from now. They are not only a great investment and starter home but you may find that you might want to hang onto it later and use it as a rental property to make a profit.
Bank repos are priced by the banks to sell right away. This is the time that most people who are looking for homes to buy should act quickly. They are priced so very low that the down payment required is much cheaper than what you would expect for a market value home. They are excellent starter homes and an amazing investment for anyone.